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We are excited to announce three professional golfers, all PGA Tour multiple-time champions, have confirmed to join us on the greens at Champions Golf Course Monday, May 19, 2014 for our 10th Annual Golf Tournament, all which supports our wounded veterans.
You can still sign-up for a foursome, All Star or Hall of Fame Golf Sponsor by clicking here to: register!
We are excited to announce that the new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien will serve as the Honorary Chairman for the 10th annual Impact a Hero 5K Race on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
Join us at the race, give O’Brien a Houston welcome, and cheer on our wounded Heroes! Sign-up today, and get race details at: impactahero5k.com
Before becoming the head coach and offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans, O’Brien was previously the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 2012 to 2013.
O’Brien began his coaching career in 1993 at Brown University before spending more than a decade coaching in the ACC. He joined the New England Patriots in 2007 where he eventually served as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator in 2011. In 2012, he was hired by Penn State to take over the football program. In his first season as head coach, he led the team to an 8-4 record and won ESPN’s National Coach of the Year award.
Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 5:05 PM CDT
John D. “Jack” Pavlack, 70, La Porte, Ind., passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at 2:55 p.m. in Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, with Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Cremation will follow services. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City. The American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and VFW Post 2536 will conduct a Memorial service Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel and full military services Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
He was born April 8, 1943, in Michigan City, Ind., to the late John and Rose (Topa) Pavlack. On October 14, 1967, in Michigan City, Ind., he married Paulette Tesanovich, who survives in La Porte, Ind.; Also surviving are two sons, John C. (Kristi) Pavlack and Eric (Lorrie) Pavlack, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Andrea (Adam) Childress of La Porte, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jordan, Isabella, John “Jack”, Katie and Patrick; sister, Janice (Richard) Schumaker of La Porte, Ind.; two brothers, Eugene E. (Diana) Pavlack of Michigan City, Ind., and Terry T. (Barbara) Pavlack of Greenwood, Ind. He was loved by many nieces and nephews;
Jack earned his B.S. degree from St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind., and retired from Bethlehem Steel as a Database Administrator. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Scotland. He was a member of the American Legion Skwiat Post 451. Jack adored and dearly loved his grandchildren. He was known to his family as “King Jack,” loved competition and enjoyed camping. He was a great fan of IU basketball and a die-hard Cubs fan. Jack was known for his sharp sense of humor, extraordinary generosity and deep compassion and kindness.
The Subsea Tieback Three Gun Shoot was held Saturday, February 22 at Cawthorn Cartridge Club in Millican, TX. Deep Down Inc. sponsored a Hero Team to give our guys an opportunity to bond and engage with each other while practicing their shooting skills.
I wanted to send my deepest and most sincere appreciation to your organization for providing my family with assistance in our time of need. I have struggled severely with PTSD and have contemplated suicide or leaving my family. I was able to hold down a job, but due to stress, my PTSD continued to flare up. I entered the VA Inpatient PTSD Trauma Treatment for combat veterans in July, and will remain here for several months. Through the grace of God I continue to get better, however I have now be…
My husband and I would like to tell you how eternally grateful we are for your help during a very difficult time right now. Words could never begin to express how truly grateful we are for your financial assistance. My husband, since his injuries, has declined so much. Also at the same time, our daughter has become critically ill. Through the help we received we were able to pay towards their medical expenses and bills we have accumulated.
Thanks to Impact a Hero my roof is fixed, no more leaks, no more mold! I’m so happy. You guys are a blessing!!
I sent an email a week ago, and now all it’s taken care of! I can’t thank you enough. You have no idea what this means to me. Impact has taken a big stress and worry off of my shoulders.
Thank you all so much and God Bless YOU!!
Last month I was in a bad situation and had no one to turn to. I came across the Impact a Hero Website and contacted them for help. It’s not easy for a Veteran or soldier to ask for help, but Impact A Hero came through like nothing I could have ever imagined. For the first time in a very long time, I truly feel like a Hero who is not forgotten, and the sweat, blood and tears I shed for my country, are truly appreciated. Thank you Impact a Hero, You have forever impacted my life in a positive w…
We cannot say enough about Impact A Hero! Our family came to them during a very difficult time in our life asking for help and they responded immediately. Impact a Hero helped us through the process and ensured that our family would not only be able to make it through this difficult time, but we would also be able to have a great Christmas for our children and family. Words cannot express the gratitude we have Impact A Hero. This is one organization that actually does what it says, yo…
In my particular case and point of view, the real hero is my wife. Although she did not shoot a bullet in the line of duty, she battled on her own to keep our family together, to be my caregiver and the mother of our daughters. I believe that when a Soldier goes to war, the Family also goes to war. When a Soldier is wounded, the Family is also wounded.
Impact a Hero has made not only an on impact on me, but to all the other heroes which they have helped. It is overwhelming the appreciation an…
I wanted to express my humblest thanks, and respect. What you have done has immediately and greatly impacted mine and my families lives for the better.
I can’t put into words what you have created for me, freedom is the word that fits best. Freedom from the weight of obligations that can feel crushing at times, taking the beauty out of life that I should be so grateful to still have. Unfortunately, the insignificant, and immaterial can sometimes be so stifling you can’t see what is truly impo…
Thank you so much for your help with my lawn, you have made my home a more comfortable place. I actually have grass! I also planted some apple trees and peach trees. Added some mulch around the birch trees, now in the process of making a new walk way, and have been able to purchase all or most of the tools I will need to maintain these features and landscape. Again thank you, thank you, thank you for your help with this.
Let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier to be part of something so big, and experience the greatness that the Impact A Hero gives. Thank you so much for everything!
Impact A Hero provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support for our severely-wounded post-9/11 combat veterans and their families.
Under the official non-profit entity Impact Player Partners, Impact A Hero gives individuals and corporations a simple mechanism for providing maximum impact to those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.